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. he went for michael bennet, the superintendent of the denver public school system. bennett was, as you can imagine, excited. he was now a senator, a member of the world's most exclusive club. that is a big job. it is an impressive, big job. a job that makes you think pretty highly of yourself. what bennett was not prepared for was that when he took that big, important, impressive job, everybody would all of a sudden hate him. and they would hate him because they hate congress, and he was now part of congress, this thing that they hate. in november of 2011, bennett went down to the floor of the senate with a chart that is still one of my favorite charts of all time. it was a simple chart. it just showed how popular different things were. the irs, the people who collect taxes and audit you, 40% approval rating, unpopular. richard nixon during watergate in 1984, 24% approval. also very popular. banks that had just crashed the global financial system and were throwing tens of millions of people out of work worldwide, 23% approval, not good. paris hilton, 15% approval. the u.s. becoming
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same-sex couples. steven bridges, michael snell were the first in line at portland city hall. the couple says they didn't expect to see the media or cheering crowds outside. voters approved marriage equality this november. want to turn now to our three big money headlines. we're talking milk money, something else on the rise. and a sales surge. we'll talk retail and economy with an analyst, heatha heathah proboker. we are counting down to something else that's very important, milk and our milk money. a gal of milk is going to cost how much more? >> $8. that's the take away. right now we pay 3.50 a gallon. it's part of this farm bill that's about to go through having to do with the fiscal cliff. the president right now is in talks as we speak to talk about how we can kind of move this through. and there's this congressional agricultural committee that is made up of all these different congressional leaders, bipartisan bill they want to put together, a proposal so that they can make sure that that gallon of milk stays at 3.50 as opposed to $8. it could go up as soon as january 7th.
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